This weekâs episode sees us catch up on last weekâs excised news segment by discussing the line-up for the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, as well as the announcement that the Coen brothers will rule over this yearâs Cannes jury. Elsewhere, we offer our thoughts on the shifting Oscar races in the wake of the PGA and SAG winners, before revealing our thoughts on the weekâs releases which includes controversial nominated documentary âCitizenfour.â Cal was in the queue for Anna Karenina lovers Domnhall Gleeson and Alicia Vikanderâs reunion in sci-fi flick âEx Machina,â and he also had time to see Mark Wahlbergâs blackjack skills in Rupert Wyattâs âThe Gambler,â while we both settled down for the latest work from podcast favourites Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, in eighties-set drama âA Most Violent Year.â Elsewhere, some random digressions test our film geek credentials, an underappreciated child performance gets us discussing the 2001 Best Actor Oscar roster, and the unexpected cosmetic virtues of a certain whistleblower tickles Calâs fancy.
The week's news:
Joel and Ethan Coen to preside over this year's Cannes Film Festival jury
The full line-up is revealed for this year's Berlin Film Festival
Birdman wins the PGA
Screen Actors Guild award winners
[1:50 - 23:05]
Ex Machina 27:55 - 36:19
Citizenfour 36:20 - 46:16
The Gambler 46:17 - 55:17
A Most Violent Year 55:18 - 1:05:52
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Olsen Factor
The Isaac Range
Outro Music: Liza Minnelli + Joel Grey, "Money Money"